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Local Transport Today
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David Metz
Mobility has always been central to human existence. Looking back, we can identify three past eras of human mobility. Man as hunter-gatherer emerged... continue
Local Transport Today
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A statutory bus Quality Partnership scheme is under development for bus services in Inverclyde. As well as covering two bus corridors the QPS would... continue
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The Welsh Government has awarded the Vale of Glamorgan and Ceredigion councils £100,000 each to trial new methods of delivering public... continue
Local Transport Today
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The long-term future of Barnsley’s cheap bus fare scheme for young people is in doubt because of budgetary pressures. Barnsley Metropolitan... continue
Local Transport Today
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Stagecoach is to cut its bus fleet in South Wales by 10% from mid-July, blaming the decision on the Welsh Government’s bus spending... continue
Local Transport Today
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Andrew Forster
the city of York Council is to pilot free parking in its city centre car parks to combat competition from out-of-town retailing and internet... continue
Local Transport Today
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Welsh transport minister Edwina Hart has announced almost £5m to improve bus facilities in Newport and Merthyr Tydfil. Newport will receive... continue
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Transport for London has converted London United’s bus route 10 (Hammersmith-King’s Cross) to New Routemaster operation and announced... continue
Local Transport Today
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Nottinghamshire County Council wants to take over the role of managing local bus service registrations from the Traffic Commissioner. The council has... continue
Local Transport Today
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Desmond Fletcher, the Tyne and Wear Passenger Transport Executive’s director general between 1976 and 1983 has died, aged 88. During his time... continue
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Stagecoach Manchester has acquired Middleton-based independent operator J P Travel. The takeover involves the transfer of 40 vehicles and around 50... continue
Local Transport Today
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Lawyers acting on behalf of independent bus operators have written to transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin, warning him of possible judicial review... continue
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A voluntary bus partnership agreement is to be launched in Rotherham in July, building on the agreement for Sheffield that was launched in October... continue
Local Transport Today
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Politicians in Greater Manchester are to strengthen the linkages between the Transport for Greater Manchester Committee (TfGMC) and the ten district... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
COUNCILS IN Greater Manchester want to review with the DfT how the conurbation’s bus market can play a bigger part in meeting travel... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
A new row is brewing in Cambridgeshire between the county council and its guided busway contractor BAM Nuttall, following the discovery of further... continue
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French firm Transdev is planning to sell its London bus company, London Sovereign, to the French state-owned RATP DEV. The deal is subject to the... continue
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Transport for London’s bus director has defended the decision not to deploy conductors on one of the routes using the New Bus for London.... continue
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In brief
Tyne and Wear Metro passengers can now buy season tickets in hundreds of newsagents, convenience stores and supermarkets thanks to a partnership... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
The Traffic Commissioners are proposing to give bus operators across Britain more leeway over what constitutes running services to time. Since 2002... continue
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